Padded Assailant Training
Getting hit usually sucks. Getting hit while wearing a full body suit still sucks, but it’s worth it to get this level of training. We try to train as realistically as possible in Krav Maga. Most of the time that means keeping the intensity and pressure as high as possible but simulating the contact. The #1 rule of Krav Maga as put down by Imi is “Go home safe,” and that includes going home safe from class, so if you’re getting smashed in the head and groin for an hour, it’s going to violate that rule! The padded assailant suits are a way to bridge that gap. This training is usually restricted to higher level students because you need a lot of control as the defender to give the right amount of power, and a lot of awareness as the attacker to give the right amount of pressure and not get your head knocked off. It’s a great tool, and every bit as fun as it is stressful!